A Father and Daughter's Race to Beat Leukemia

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Bruce Cleland has vivid memories of the day in 1986 when he learned that his daughter Georgia, then 2, had been diagnosed with the most common form of childhood leukemia.

Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails

(HealthDay News) -- Nail biting is a common way to cope with anxiety or boredom, but it's an unhealthy habit.

Health Tip: Focus on Flossing

(HealthDay News) -- If you really want healthy teeth and gums, brushing alone won't cut it. Make sure you floss regularly to help keep your mouth clean.

U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The preterm birth rate in the United States fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2012 -- and that 11.5 percent rate is a 15-year low, a new report says.

Fluoride Treatments May Help Fight Cavities

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Applying prescription-strength fluoride directly to the teeth can benefit patients at increased risk for cavities, a new expert panel concludes.

As Clocks Turn Back on Sunday, Think About Better Sleep

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Don't forget to turn your clock back an hour this weekend, and try some simple tips to get more restful sleep.

Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Losing belly fat and limiting processed foods and other sources of dietary phosphorus might help reduce your risk of kidney disease, a new study finds.

Domestic Violence Travels Down Through Generations, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of domestic violence often is passed from parents to their children, a new study finds.

New Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis

THURSDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Many people living with Parkinson's disease suffer from hallucinations and delusions, but an experimental drug might offer some relief without debilitating side effects.

Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults who help children take inhaled asthma medications don't know all of the steps involved for their proper use, new research finds.

Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) A romantic relationship can change when one partner slims down, and not always in a good way, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

6 People Signed Up for Health Insurance on Day 1 of Federal Website: Memo

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Just six people enrolled for health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website the first day of operation on Oct. 1, just-released Obama administration documents show.

Gazyva Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Gazyva (obinutuzumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in combination with the anti-cancer drug chlorambucil for people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).